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Generic Assessor

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Generic Assessor - Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist

We are seeking a motivated, confident, compassionate and enthusiastic individual to join our excellent team.

If making a difference to our patient's matters to you then this role may be exactly what you are looking for. It is an expectation that you will rotate through each of the 3 hub teams, developing your knowledge base, leadership, assessment and negotiation skills.

As a generic assessor you will need to be a forward thinking, autonomous practitioner, flexible, willing to develop interchangeable skills across professional boundaries, be knowledgeable on a range of conditions, their treatment and potential for deterioration. Enhanced training will be provided to assist with generic skills development.

We are inviting people with community or hospital experience to apply for this post with a professional background of nursing or therapy. This is an exciting time of forging links with our community colleagues, and embracing the current developments and projects.

Main duties of the job


o Apply a generic model of assessment thereby streamlining the process and removing any duplication.o Develop a deep knowledge of the breadth of services available to patients across health and social care.

o Analyse and evaluate highly sensitive and complex information, formulate a plan with regards to discharge planning, reaching a decision point at the earliest opportunity. Proactively seek advice from seniors in order to reach a decision point.o Undertake any necessary training and competencies to develop and demonstrate the ability to practice as a multi skilled professional in an interdisciplinary framework..o Undertake daily functional assessments of patients on the FDRT caseload, outline rehabilitation needs to prevent the patient deconditioning whilst in the acute setting.


o Receive collate and process highly complex confidential information internal and external.o Deploy effective negotiation skills in highly contentious situations, recognising own limitations within practice. Be able to seek guidance and support from seniors


o Provide specialist advice to patients, relatives, external agencies, ward based staff, students and junior staff within FDRTo Act sensitively, confidentially and with empathy in demonstrating understanding of wide ranging physical and emotional needs.o Work in collaboration with seniors to deal with contentious sensitive and delicate issues with patients, relatives and staff.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional live

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • BSc or Diploma in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy, HCPC Registration - Current
  • Registered General Nurse NMC Registration - current
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Evidence of higher level degree studies.
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development and training.
  • An understanding of generic working and the requirements to practice as a multi skilled professional.
  • Mentor - Nursing Students
  • Clinical Educator - Therapy Students



  • Relevant experience in admission avoidance/discharge planning in either the acute/community setting.
  • Experience in identifying risk factors and defines the management of these regarding discharging planning.
  • Experience in the holistic assessment of a patient's needs and applying clinical reasoning to decisions.
  • Considerable experience in performing functional assessments of patients and outlining rehabilitation plans.
  • Considerable experience at AFC Band 5 including deputising duties, deploying staff resource to meet the demands of the service.
  • A working knowledge of mental capacity assessment and safeguarding
  • Therapists - Completion of core rotations
  • Nurses - Completion of preceptorship

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Basic IT Skills
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate highly sensitive and complex information. Recognising own limitations and escalating to a senior for a professional discussion and guidance.
  • The ability to identify potential barriers to discharge and devise a plan to overcome these.
  • The ability to deploy effective negotiation skills.
  • The ability to apply advanced listening and facilitation skills
  • The ability to communicate in a professional manner with members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • The ability to embrace the model of generic working across the professions of nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
  • The ability to work autonomously and manage a caseload of patients within agreed times and under minimal supervision.
  • The ability to maintain accurate and contemporaneous clinical and non-clinical documentation


  • Proficient use of MSOffice package
  • Knowledge of System one useful.
  • Knowledge of ICE, Lorenzo and Electronic Whiteboards useful.
  • Knowledge of patient pathways and services available to promote rehabilitation and reduce the risk of readmission to the acute setting.
  • Knowledge of audit requirements and the importance of evidence based practice.

Other Factors


  • Demonstrate a resilient 'can do' approach to problem solving
  • Maintain own professional identity and provide evidence of nursing revalidation/ HCPC requirements
  • Demonstrates a good fit with the organisational values.
  • Communications skills of the highest level.
  • Computer literate.
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work within a 7 day service.


  • Knowledge of policies in relation to infection control

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital Sheffield

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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